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mpgrant77

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So I finally got my stand done this weekend so I could get my tank setup. I finished the plumbing for the sump this evening so I feel like I am finally getting somewhere. Hopefully I get my RODI filters tomorrow so that I can get some water in this tank and test my work. Still amazes me the amount of work that goes into setting up a reef tank. Sorry pictures are rotated and I cant get them correct.
 

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Pife

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19 posts and the guy is going to put water in his tank. 3111 posts and nowhere close to water in your tank. Something is very wrong here! lol:deadhorse:

I'm on my forth tank already. Not to mention all the others I have bought.
 

chucklez

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So I finally got my stand done this weekend so I could get my tank setup. I finished the plumbing for the sump this evening so I feel like I am finally getting somewhere. Hopefully I get my RODI filters tomorrow so that I can get some water in this tank and test my work. Still amazes me the amount of work that goes into setting up a reef tank. Sorry pictures are rotated and I cant get them correct.

FWIW, I personally wouldnt put RODI water in there to test for leaks. Just run a hose from the sink into it and fill the system and let it run for a week or so. This will help to flush any debris out of the system, and will save money having to refill again with ORDI water in case it does spring a leak.
 

Nanook

Ancient Eskimo Legend
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FWIW, I personally wouldnt put RODI water in there to test for leaks. Just run a hose from the sink into it and fill the system and let it run for a week or so. This will help to flush any debris out of the system, and will save money having to refill again with ORDI water in case it does spring a leak.

Agreed!

On another note, very nice setup:thumbsup:
 

mpgrant77

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So you guys don't think that using tap water to test the system would leave behind any unwanted chemicals in residue?
 

mpcart

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The difficult part about water tests is getting all the water out. The last inch can be a pain to get out of the tank.

For that reason, I recommend filling the tank with one inch of RO water and the rest with tap. Then, after your leak test you drain all but the last inch out - which is pure RO and won't hurt anything.

. . . . internet advice . . . you get what you pay for . . . :)

-Mike
 

Pife

New member
The difficult part about water tests is getting all the water out. The last inch can be a pain to get out of the tank.

For that reason, I recommend filling the tank with one inch of RO water and the rest with tap. Then, after your leak test you drain all but the last inch out - which is pure RO and won't hurt anything.

. . . . internet advice . . . you get what you pay for . . . :)

-Mike



Lol 😁 that's hilarious 😂.
 

Mr D smack

New member
The difficult part about water tests is getting all the water out. The last inch can be a pain to get out of the tank.

For that reason, I recommend filling the tank with one inch of RO water and the rest with tap. Then, after your leak test you drain all but the last inch out - which is pure RO and won't hurt anything.

. . . . internet advice . . . you get what you pay for . . . :)

-Mike

 

mpgrant77

New member
The difficult part about water tests is getting all the water out. The last inch can be a pain to get out of the tank.

For that reason, I recommend filling the tank with one inch of RO water and the rest with tap. Then, after your leak test you drain all but the last inch out - which is pure RO and won't hurt anything.

. . . . internet advice . . . you get what you pay for . . . :)

-Mike

Just to make it easier I will color the tap water red, and the RO water blue that way I know which water to take out after the test. I read somewhere on the internet that it will work.
 

mpcart

New member
Awesome idea! Beer from me to you next PN. This should be a sticky in the beginners forum.

-Mike
 
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